� The Ferret Company

Californians for
Ferret Legalization

An Umbrella Organization Representing Hundreds of Thousands of Ferret Enthusiasts in California

July 23, 1997

MISINFORMATION of the Week -- No. 11 in a Series

The State of California says:

"Being fearless, savage and tenacious... should make them (ferrets) exceptionally effective transmitters of rabies."

"Pet European Ferrets..." p. 36
California Department of Health Services
December 1988

What others say:

Annual Summaries of Rabies Surveillance
1984-1990---Centers for Disease Control,
United States Public Health Service

2,240 rabid dogs
2,310 rabid cats
10 rabid ferrets

There never has been a recorded transmission of rabies from a ferret to a human being.

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